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One Christmas, I got this crazy idea in my head that if only I had a nice handbag, I would somehow be a better person, or at least appear to be one.

Ask me how a handbag can make you a better person, and I won’t have an honest answer, but somehow Christine Valenti who designs Give handbags has found a way. Give is based out of San Francisco, and a portion of the profits goes to a designated charity. The thing is, Christine doesn’t just tell you…’a charity’ she outlines which one, and how much goes to it. Which is great because there are so many non-profits out there, it’s difficult to determine where exactly you want your money to go.

Last week, Christine invited me to the Give sample sale. There was a great selection of clutches, and beautifully made structured handbags and travel bags. I cracked, and bought this satin handbag with gold chain handle. The interior is lined in suede… it’s super lush, and I really love it.

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5 comments for “Give”

  1. i am not sure i’ve ever been more jealous of you living in SF! i ADORE the give designs and their business model. a sample sale?! i’ve had my eye on the exact bag you got but in the grey lambskin and nickel hardware since spying it in a boutique in chicago last spring. i LOVE your bag, and that color is going to rock your wardrobe.

    Posted by cov. in cambridge | October 16, 2007, 10:52 am
  2. OK. The funny thing is that before I read the post from cov. in cambridge I was thinking: “Geez. If only I lived in SF!

    But I cannot complain since I make trips out West frequently.

    Still, I think it is wonderful that SF has such a community of fun, funky, socially-conscious folks.

    I will definitely check out Give. And thanks, Jeannine for sharing Christine’s work with us!

    Posted by pretty kitty publishing | October 16, 2007, 3:38 pm
  3. ou! thank you for sharing, their purses are definitely gorgeous luxe investments!
    beautiful purse you picked up too & a suede lining…Masterpiece

    Posted by Candid Cool | October 16, 2007, 5:36 pm
  4. If Mothra were a charity would she GIVE me her phone number?

    Posted by Mothra | October 16, 2007, 10:47 pm
  5. haha… christine is already married. and mothra… you are a charity.

    Posted by jennine | October 17, 2007, 9:14 am

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